Raheem Sterling: New Chelsea Signing Finally Opens Goal Scoring Account

Raheem Sterling: New Chelsea Signing Finally Opens Goal Scoring Account

  • England international Raheem Sterling was on target for Chelsea in the club's final pre-season game against Udinese
  • Sterling broke his goal-scoring duck for the Blues as Thomas Tuchel's charges wrap up their pre-season preparations for the upcoming season
  • His goal contribution played a key role in Chelsea's 3-1 victory against Udinese Calcio at the Dacia Arena

Raheem Sterling has broken his Chelsea goalscoring duck in his side's last pre-season friendly on Friday, July 29.

The 27-year-old England international, who switched Manchester City for Chelsea this summer, finally got off the goalscoring mark against Udinese.

Sterling's Chelsea have endured an underwhelming pre-season, winning once and stumbling to two successive defeats including a humiliating four-nil loss to Premier League rivals Arsenal.

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Raheem Sterling was on target in Chelsea's final game against Udinese Calcio. Photo credit: @ESPNFC @ChelseaFC
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Raheem has featured in two of Chelsea's three pre-season games, firing blank in all two but needed just 37 minutes in his third appearance as the Blues posted a 3-1 win in their last pre-season match.

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Kante broke the game's deadlock after 20 minutes before Sterling doubled his side's lead against Udinese and former FC Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu halved the deficit before halftime.

But it was Mason Mount who had the last laugh for Chelsea, scoring on their 90th-minute mark.

Below is the video of Sterling's first Chelsea goal:

How did Raheem Sterling score his first-ever Chelsea goal?

After a patient build-up on the right-hand side of the field, Sterling was slipped through on goal by his teammate.

In a 1v1 situation with the Udinese goalie, tried to lob the ball over Silvestri however, his attempt was blocked but was second-time lucky when the ball ricocheted on his knee before nestling at the back of the net.

Chelsea unveil impressive mural for new signing Raheem Sterling

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea have unveiled a mural of Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge, barely two weeks after the English forward joined them from Man City.

Sterling sealed a sensational switch to Chelsea earlier this month in a £ 50 million deal to become the Blues' first signing of the summer.

However, his new club have wasted no time proving how much he means to them after they unveiled a mural of him at Stamford Bridge ahead of the new season.

Source: Sports Brief News